You need to confirm that you obtain the correct type of skills assessment. You must have a skills assessment that encounters the requirements for the visa for which you are applying. Each assessing authority specifies its own criteria for the different types of skills assessments, set against their relevant professional standards.
For example, some assessing authorities offer a temporary skills assessment for recent graduates of Australian educational teach who are applying for a Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa. A temporary skills assessment issued for this reason isn’t a reasonable skills assessment for a permanent resident skilled visa application. Why? Since temporary and permanent visa programs have different purposes, and thus distinctive guidelines for abilities evaluations.
For example, some assessing authorities offer a provisional skills assessment for recent graduates of Australian educational institutions who are applying for a Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa. A provisional skills assessment issued for this purpose is not a suitable skills assessment for a permanent residence skilled visa application. Why? Because temporary and permanent visa programs have different purposes, and therefore different standards for skills assessments.
The subclass 485 visa, for example, is pointed at helping a graduate to pick up skilled work experience in Australia. In contrast, a provisional or permanent visa is planned for a candidate who already has relevant skilled work experience in the relevant occupation. The standards for a skilled assessment for a provisional and permanent visa will therefore usually be at a higher level than they are for a temporary visa like the subclass 485 visa. So, dissimilarly a full or permanent skills assessment, a Subclass 485 skills assessment does not need employment in the applicant’s occupation at the skilled level.
Therefore, you need to confirm that you take the correct type of skills assessment for the visa subclass which you are applying for.
Limited Validity Period
A skills assessment will moreover expire after a certain period, being either three a long time from the date of issue, or on a date prior in the event that specified within the skills assessment. Skills assessments that don’t indicate an expiry date are valid for three years from the date of the assessment.
Important factors of Subclass 485 Visa
- Temporary Graduate visa subclass 485 – Graduate work stream is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations Australia needs.
- The new migration amendment will take effect from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2023 with the provision of a possible extension.
- Nominated occupation and skills assessments may have been removed, but other eligibility requirements remain.
Disclaimer: The purpose of this Blog is to provide a general understanding based on publicly available sources and does not constitute migration advice in any manner. Anyone seeking advice on migration to Australia should seek advice from a registered Australian migration agent.
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